1st DIY Flying eVTOL - Tetra's Mk-5 from Japan

 Buy It, Build It, Fly It




                                        Source:  Tetra Aviation

The Tetra Mk5

Tetra Aviation from Japan is developing a build-it-yourself electric aircraft called the Mk-5. It's a one seater eVTOL lightweight flying machine that can support pilots under 250 pounds and requires a pilot's license.  This is a very different approach to personal air mobility.  Tetra is offering buyers the opportunity to "buy it, build it, fly it".

Full Electric, Vertical Takeoff & Landing Flying

It has 36 lifting fans, 16 propulsion pods, a front and back wing and a cruise prop. Maximum speed is 100 mph and the range on a charge is 100 miles. The company is considering adding an emergency parachute system. It recently passed a test flight without a problem just outside of San Francisco.

Deliveries in 2022

Delivery to customers is projected to be in 2022. They already are taking orders. Interestingly, Tetra has recently received a prestigious award from the Boeing-backed GoFly contest. The FAA will be inspecting it for registration. 

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